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assrou n’swoul: translated as ‘the key thrown over the shoulder’.

The attire of a Tuareg woman of the African Sahara consists of a large rectangular piece of fabric. The fabric, also known as Mellhafa is held in place in the billowing winds of the Sahara by a very particular and unique piece of jewellery.

Africa | Veil weight from the Tuareg people of Niger | Copper, iron and brass

Africa / Copper, iron and brass / Veil weight from the Tuareg people of Niger

Africa | Collection of Tuareg 'crosses' and amulets | Silver, silver tone metal | Collection Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.

Africa Collection of Tuareg 'crosses' and amulets Silver, silver tone metal Collection Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.

Africa | Tuareg Veil Weight ~ " assrou n' swoul ", generally translated as " the key which is thrown over the shoulder ". | Mali

Africa | Tuareg Veil Weight ~ " assrou n' swoul ", generally translated as " the key which is thrown over the shoulder ". | Mali

Africa | In Gall 'cross' from the Tuareg people of Niger | Silver, red glass.  Koranic inscriptions |

Africa | In Gall 'cross' from the Tuareg people of Niger | Silver, red glass. Koranic inscriptions |

Africa | Collection of Tuareg 'crosses' and amulets | Silver, silver tone metal | Collection Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.

Africa Collection of Tuareg 'crosses' and amulets Silver, silver tone metal Collection Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.

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